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Dreams or pipe dreams?

PUBLISHED: 14:04 29 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:24 05 July 2010

MARTIN Luther King had a dream and it has broadly come true.

Regrettably, the property developers and quango executives of Lowestoft appear to have dreams and theirs appear not to come true.

MARTIN Luther King had a dream and it has broadly come true.

Regrettably, the property developers and quango executives of Lowestoft appear to have dreams and theirs appear not to come true.

In the past few years I can recall that the following large building proposals have been announced:

a ship museum and factory outlet shops as part of the Asda development;

the massive 1st redevelopment of Lake Lothing and the fish docks;

the building of flats on the Pegasus yard in Oulton Broad;

the building of flats on the library and adjacent site in Oulton Broad;

the building of flats on the Brooke yacht site on Lake Lothing;

the building of the Peter Colby bridge over Lake Lothing.

All of these proposals were launched with a lot of “huff and puff” and artists impressions, and went to various levels of public consultation.

And then-virtually nothing.

Is it that these proposals have been so poorly conceived, designed, costed, funded or market researched that they have failed at the first planning hurdle? Is it that they have become bogged down in red tape? Did the developers take fright at some negative public opinion? Will we ever know?

It would be interesting if the sponsors of these proposals would show a similar appetite to update the residents of this town on their progress as they did to hype them in the first place.

Or were these all only dreams?

MICHAEL PARTRIDGE

Broad View Road

Oulton Broad

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